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'''Sears''' (officially '''Sears, Roebuck & Co.''') is an American chain of department stores founded by Richard Warren Sears and Alvah Curtis Roebuck in 1886; it used to be based in the Willis Tower|Sears Tower in Chicago, and is now headquartered in Hoffman Estates, Illinois|Hoffman Estates, Illinois. It began as a mail order catalog company, and began opening retail locations in 1925. The company was bought by the American big box chain Kmart in 2005, which had just emerged from bankruptcy at the time and renamed itself Sears Holdings upon completion of the merger. In terms of domestic revenue, Sears was the largest retailer in the United States until October 1989, when it was surpassed by Walmart. It is the fifth-largest American department store company by sales as of October 2013 (behind Walmart, Target Corporation|Target, Best Buy, and Home Depot), and it...
LogoFile:Sears logo 2010-present.svg|200px
Slogan''Shop Your Way''
Foundation{{start date and age|1886}}
Chicago, Illinois
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Location cityHoffman Estates, Illinois|Hoffman Estates, Illinois
Location countryUnited States
Locations793 (US; 2014){{cite web|url=|title=CORRECTED-UPDATE 2-Sears turns to Lampert again for cash before holiday season |publisher= REUTERS |accessdate=2014-10-20}}
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